deeper floating shelves?

Submitted by brickhouse on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:35

I love the floating shelves, but I am looking for something deeper for our office storage, so roughly 11" deep. Could the floating shelves be modified to go that deep?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 06:21

The problem with a deeper shelf is that you have more force pulling it off the wall ... gravity and physics and the weight of office supplies will start rotating the outer edge of the shelf DOWN and it will pull out of the wall at the top of the mounting blocks. Every time you put something on or take something off the shelf it will wiggle just a teeeensy bit, and loosen.

You can do it, but you have to make sure you have the mounting part screwed into the wall studs with screws that are at least 1.5 inches longer than the combined depth of the mounting strip and the drywall.

And the "legs" you stick the floaters onto have to be equally well-anchored to the back strip.

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